What is a computer program in terms of intellectual property?  This is a complex object, including at least a name, an algorithm, a source code and design.  All these objects must be effectively protected. At today’s public lecture delivered for members of the EBA Management Development Centre  Виктория Остапчук (Viktoriya Ostapchuk) explained how the software product can be protected to the greatest possible extent at  the international level.

Within two hours, the participants received a detailed step-by-step instruction on protecting computer programs and their components both in Ukraine and worldwide.  Since the registration procedures and the procedure for protecting computer programs have their own unique features in different countries , Victoriia turned her attention to the most economically attractive and popular European countries, as well as the USA, China etc.  She also examined and compared international registration systems for trademarks, industrial designs, inventions, as well as copyright protection.  Victoria also provided many practical recommendations based on her own experience and spectacular examples of the computer program protection.

We would like to express gratitude to the EBA Management Development Center for organizing the event and to all the participants for their attention and interesting questions!

Should you have any questions related to software protection in Ukraine and the world, don’t hesitate to contact us.